USA Cycling Election Information

  
  


In 2011, the USA Cycling Board of Directors approved a revised organizational governance structure with the goal of ensuring the bylaws and operating principles of the company accurately reflect the current business models of the sport today and for the foreseeable future. The current governance structure is designed to clarify roles and responsibilities and eliminate ambiguity in the original documents when USA Cycling, Inc. was created in 1995.

The role of the sport committees is to serve in an advisory capacity and work with USA Cycling staff to develop competition rules and consider issues relevant to their respective discipline. Each sport committee will also nominate and elect representatives to the USA Cycling Board of Directors. Representation on sport committees is based on membership categories rather than by region, allowing all of the stakeholders in our sport to have a more relevant and consistent role in the development and growth of each specific discipline.

Committee Member Expectations

The sport committees meet once a year face to face, usually at the fall meeting in late October or early November. They also conduct conference calls as needed. The sport committees advise staff on matters pertaining to their respective disciplines, including racing rules. Additionally, they elect from within a member to be placed on the USA Cycling Board of Directors. Sport committee terms are for three years for non-athletes and four years for athletes, and the positions are staggered such that there are elections for various positions held every year.

2013 Election Timeline

  • May 31 — Nomination notices published online
  • June 28 — Nominations for Committee Members due to USA Cycling no later than this date
  • July 15 — Balloting available through membership accounts for internet voting on the USA Cycling website. Hard copy ballots will also be mailed to members who request them
  • August 16 — Members to have completed online voting. Mailed or faxed ballots received by the Ballot Clerk no later than this date

How to Submit Nominations

Potential candidates must fill out the respective nomination form (see below) and include the section on how they are qualified, per the table at the bottom of each nomination form. Candidates must also acquire five signatures from USA Cycling licensees. While the forms have spaces for five signatures, individuals may submit separate signature pages.

Sport Committee Nomination Forms

Nomination forms are due by 4 p.m. MDT on June 28th, 2013, and forms must be mailed, faxed, or scanned to:

USA Cycling Inc.
210 USA Cycling Point, Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
Fax: 719-434-4364

Eligibility Guidelines

Notes
  1. All nominations for elected positions require 5 signatures from USA Cycling members from the respective discipline;
  2. All qualifications for nominees and voters must be met at the beginning of any election period;
  3. In 2013 and beyond, the nominating and voting electorate for race directors will be limited to members of the USA Cycling Race Directors Association;
  4. All coaches must demonstrate they are coaching elite or professional athletes in the respective discipline;
  5. With regard to the Road Committee, “amateur” shall include all male athletes who are NOT members of UCI registered teams and all female athletes who are NOT members of either UCI or USAC Domestic Elite teams.
  6. With regard to the Professional Road Committee, “professional” shall include all male athletes who are members of UCI registered teams and all female athletes who are members of either UCI or USAC Domestic Elite teams.
 Listed below are all of the positions in a given sports commitee. The open positions differ from year to year and the available positions for 2013 are listed on the given sport commitee nomination form, posted above.
 
ROAD COMMITTEE    
Position Candidate Pool Electorate
Commissaire Any National or International Road Commissaire

All members of the USA cycling Officials Association (category "B" or higher officials)

At-large (elected) Any licensed member of USA Cycling Any USAC Road license holder
Race Director Licensed Race Director named on USAC (non UCI/non-NRC) road event permit within 12 months prior to start of election period. Race must have been successfully executed prior to start of elections Licensed Race Director name on USAC Road event permit withint 12 months prior to start of election period. race must have been successfully executed prior to start of elections.
Coach Any licensed level "2" or higher road coach All USAC licensed coaches
LA Representative Any USAC licensed president of a current Local Association All presidents of current Local Associations
Masters Athletes Any licensed amateur athlete age 30 and over who meets USOC Eligible Athlete Standards based on any Olympic discipline in Masters Road National Championships Same as candidate pool
Eligible Athlete (M) Any licensed amateur male athlete who meets "USOC Eligible Athlete Standards" based on Olympic road discipline All licensed amateur athletes who meets "USOC Eligible Athlete Standards" based on Olympic road discipline
Eligible Athlete (F) Any licensed amateur female athlete who meets "USOC Eligible Athlete Standards" based on Olympic road discipline All licensed amateur athletes who meets "USOC Eligible Athlete Standards" based on Olympic road discipline
Industry (appointed) Anyone who holds a major management or marketing position within the cycling industry Nominated and elected by the committee
MOUNTAIN BIKE COMMITTEE    
Position Candidate Pool Electorate
Commissaire Any National or International Mountain  Bike Commissaire All members of the USA Cycling Officials Association (category "B" or higher officials)
At-large (elected) Any licensed member at the start of election  period Any MTB member of USA Cycling
Pro Calendar Race Director USAC licensed Race Director of a ProXCT, ProGRT or ProUET MTB event within 24 months of beginning of election period. Race must have been successfully executed prior to start of elections. Same as candidate pool
Endurance Race Director Licensed Race Director named on USAC ProXCT, Pro UET, AMBC, or XCO/XCM State/Regional Championship permit within 12 months prior to start of election period.  Race must have been successfully executed prior to start of elections. Same as candidate pool
Gravity Race Director USAC licensed Race Director named on USAC ProGRT or Gravity State/Regional Championship permit within 12 months prior to start of election period.  Race must have been successfully executed prior to start of elections. Same as candidate pool
Team Director Any USAC licensed director of a UCI or USA Cycling Domestic Elite MTB team All USAC licensed directors of a UCI or USA Cycling Doemstic Elite MTB team
Coach Any licensed level "2" or higher coach All USAC licensed coaches
XC Eligible Athlete (M) Any USAC licensed male athlete who meets the USOC eligibility requirements for an "Eligible Athlete" in the cross country discipline All USAC licensed athletes who meets the USOC eligibility requirements for an "Eligible Athlete" in the cross country discipline
XC Eligible Athlete (F) Any USAC licensed female athlete who meets the USOC eligibility requirements for an "Eligible Athlete" in the cross country discipline All USAC licensed athletes who meets the USOC eligibility requirements for an "Eligible Athlete" in the cross country discipline
Gravity athlete Any USAC licensed athlete who meets the USOC eligibility requirements for an "Eligible Athlete" in any of the gravity disciplines All USAC licensed athletes who meet the USOC eligibility requirements for an "Eligible Athlete" in any of the gravity disciplines
Industry (appointed) Anyone who holds a major management or marketing position within the cycling industry Nominated and elected by the committee
PRO ROAD COMMITTEE    
Position Candidate Pool Electorate
International Commissaire Any International Road Commissaire All members of the USA Cycling Officials Association (category "B" or higher officials)
At-large (elected) Any licensed member of USA Cycling All USPRO licensed members
At-large (appointed) Candidates will be nominated and elected by respective committee and need not hold a license at the time of election Nominated and elected by the committee
UCI Race Director USAC licensed Race Director of a UCI road event within 24 months of the start of the election All USAC licensed Race Directors of a UCI or NRC road event within 24 months of election
NRC Race Director USAC licensed Race Director of a NRC road event within 12 months of the start of the elections All USAC licensed Race Directors of a UCI or NRC road event within 24 months of election
UCI Pro Team Director (appointed) USAC licensed general manager or director of a U.S. registered UCI Pro team Nominated and elected by the committee
UCI Team Director USAC licensed director or general manager of domestic UCI Pro Continental or Continental Team All USAC licensed UCI Road Team directors, one vote per team
Women's Team Director USAC licensed director of general manager of domestic UCI or USAC Domestic Elite women's team All USAC licensed UCI or USAC Domestic Elite road team directors; one vote per team
Eligible Athlete (M) A professional licensed male athlete who meets the USOC/ eligibility requirements for an "Eligible Athlete" in the Olympic road disciplines All professional licensed (male and female) athletes who meets the USOC/ eligibility requirements for an "Eligible Athlete" in any of the Olympic road disciplines
Eligible Athlete (M) A professional licensed male athlete who meets the USOC/ eligibility requirements for an "Eligible Athlete" in the Olympic road disciplines All professional licensed (male and female) athletes who meets the USOC/ eligibility requirements for an "Eligible Athlete" in any of the Olympic road disciplines
Eligible Athlete (F) A professional licensed female athlete who meets the USOC/ eligibility requirements for an "Eligible Athlete" in the Olympic road disciplines All professional licensed (male and female) athletes who meets the USOC/ eligibility requirements for an "Eligible Athlete" in any of the Olympic road disciplines
BMX COMMITTEE    
Commissaire Any National or International BMX Commissaire All members of the USA Cycling Officials Association (category B or higher officials)
At-Large (elected) Any licensed member of USA Cycling All BMX licensed members
Coach Any licensed level 2 or higher coach All USAC licensed coaches
USABMX Representative Anyone employed by USABMX or ABA All USAC BMX licensed members
Eligible Athlete (M) Any USAC licensed male athlete who meets the USOC eligibility requirements for an Eligible Athlete in the BMX discipline All USAC licensed athlete who meet the USOC eligibility requirements for an Eligible Athlete in the BMX discipline
Eligible Athlete (F) Any USAC licensed female athlete who meets the USOC eligibility requirements for an Eligible Athlete in the BMX discipline All USAC licensed athlete who meet the USOC eligibility requirements for an Eligible Athlete in the BMX discipline
Industry (appointed) Anyone who holds a major management or marketing position within the cycling industry Nominated and elected by the committee
COLLEGIATE COMMITTEE    
Commissaire Any National or International Road, Track or MTB Commissaire All members of the USA Cycling Officials Association (category B or higher officials)
At-Large (elected) Any licensed member of USA Cycling All Collegiate licensed members
At-Large (appointed) Candidates will be nominated and elected by respecitve committee and need not hold a license at the time of election Nominated and elected by the committee
Club President USAC licensed President of a licensed collegiate club All USAC licensed Presidents of licensed collegiate clubs
Varsity Team Director USAC licensee who holds a paid position as director of varsity team at time of election Licensed varsity team directors; one vote per team
Eligible Athlete (M) Any licensed male athlete age 19 and over who meets USOC Eligible Athlete Standards based on any event in a Collegiate Nationals All licensed Collegiate athletes who meet USOC Eligible Athlete Standards based on any event in a Collegiate Nationals
Eligible Athlete (F) Any licensed female athlete age 19 and over who meets USOC Eligible Athlete Standards based on any event in a Collegiate Nationals All licensed Collegiate athletes who meet USOC Eligible Athlete Standards based on any event in a Collegiate Nationals
TRACK COMMITTEE    
Commissaire Any National or International Track Commissaire All members of the USA Cycling Officials Association (category B or higher officials)
At-Large (elected) Any licensed member of USA Cycling All licensed road members
Race/Venue Director/Manager *Note: based on recommendation of the Governance Committee, the Race Director and Venue Director/Manager positions have been combined into one USAC licensee who holds a paid position as the director/manager of an "active" (regular programs and USAC events) velodrome with USAC Club license Same
Team Director USA licensed director or general manager of UCI Track Team Same
Coach Any licensed level 2 or higher coach All USAC licensed coaches
LA Representative Any licensed president of a current Local Association with an "active" velodrome All presidents of current Local Associations
Eligible Athlete (M) Any USAC licensed male athlete who meets the USOC eligibility requirements for an "Eligible Athlete" in the Olympic track disciplines All USAC licensed athletes who meet the USOC eligibility requirements for an "Eligible Athlete" in the Olympic Track disciplines
Eligible Athlete (F) Any USAC licensed female athlete who meets the USOC eligibility requirements for an "Eligible Athlete" in the Olympic track disciplines All USAC licensed athletes who meet the USOC eligibility requirements for an "Eligible Athlete" in the Olympic Track disciplines
CYCLO-CROSS COMMITTEE    
Commissiare Any National or International Cyclo-cross Commissaire All members of the USA Cycling Officials Association (category B or higher officials)
At-Large (elected) Any licensed member of USA Cycling All licensed road or mountain bike members
UCI Race Director USAC licensed Race Director of a UCI CX event within 12 months of the start of the election Same as candidate pool
Coach Any level 1 or 2 licensed USAC coach All USAC licensed coaches
LA Representative Any licesned president of a current Local Association with an "active" velodrome All presidents of current Local Associations
Eligible Athlete (M) Any USAC licensed male athlete who meets the USOC eligibility requirements for an "Eligible Athlete" in the Cyclo-cross discipline All USAC licensed athletes who meet the USOC eligibility requirements for an "Eligible Athlete" in the Cyclo-cross discipline
Eligible Athlete (F) Any USAC licensed female athlete who meets the USOC eligibility requirements for an "Eligible Athlete" in the Cyclo-cross discipline All USAC licensed athletes who meet the USOC eligibility requirements for an "Eligible Athlete" in the Cyclo-cross discipline
Masters Athlete Any licensed athlete age 30 and over who meets the "USOC Eligible Athlete Standards" based on Masters event at Cyclo-cross National Championships All licensed athletes age 30 and over who meet the USOC eligibility requirements for an "Eligible Athlete Standards"based on Masters events at Cyclo-cross National Championships
Industry (appointed) Anyone who holds a major management or marketing position within the cycling industry Nominated and elected by the committee
 

For more information on the USA Cycling elections, please contact Technical Director Shawn Farrell at sfarrell@usacycling.org.



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